What is Gender Journeys?
Gender Journeys, offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, provides programming, education, and support services for transgender, 2-spirit, gender diverse and individuals who are questioning their gender identity. Services are also offered for families, partners and loved ones.
We offer the following groups and programming:
- Gender Journeys Core Group
- Youth Gender Journeys Group
- Beyond Gender Journeys Group
- Family Support Group
- Partner Support Group
- Gender Journeys Drop-in Programming
- Peer mentoring
All Gender Journeys groups and programs are respectful of the diversity of gender identities.
Workshops and Education for Allies
To decrease isolation and increase connection in the community, Gender Journeys offers workshops and education to organizations interested in developing awareness and sensitivity skills. These educational sessions help build capacity to support trans gender individuals and families.
These services are offered for workplaces, community organizations, health professionals, schools or any group. For more information about programs and scheduling, please contact us.
Gender Journeys Groups
Gender Journeys Core Group
Gender Journeys is a free 10-week group exploring gender identity and gender roles. We provide up-to-date information about a variety of topics and the experience of transitioning. The group also fosters community support and connection.
Topics will include:
- reducing isolation
- exploring your sense of self
- finding trans-friendly health care
- coming out to family, friends and co-workers
- issues important to physical health and emotional well-being
- accessing community and celebrating diversity
- practical information to assist with transitioning
Youth Gender Journeys Group
Youth Gender Journeys is a group specifically for youth exploring their gender identity and expression. This group provides reliable, up to date information about the process of transitioning. Some of the topics include exploring your sense of self, self-acceptance, celebrating your true self, coming out to family and friends, dealing with discrimination, self-esteem and meeting others like you.
Beyond Gender Journeys Group
Beyond Gender Journeys an 8-week group for people identifying as trans or gender diverse who have already gone through a Gender Journeys group or similar process. The group is structured and topics will vary according to the needs of the participants.
Family Support Group
Are you a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or caregiver of a transgender or gender diverse person? Feeling isolated, or want to lend support? Our program can provide knowledge, support, and meaningful community connections.
Partner Support Group
Are you the significant other, spouse or partner of a transgender or gender diverse person? Support is offered to you in a group with others who may share common experiences.
Gender Journeys Drop-in Programming
Our drop-in groups offer peer support for all transgender, 2-spirit, gender diverse, and questioning individuals. Drop-ins offer a loosely structured forum for discussing current issues, connecting with local community, and getting practical and helpful information outside of our structured Gender Journeys programs.
Please contact us for information about groups, locations and/or dates. All programming is provided at no cost to participants.
Phone: 705-748-6711 extension 2100
Privacy is assured.
Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation
This program is funded in part through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Read the funding announcement here.